Foundation / Corporation
Union Pacific Foundation (UPF)
Grants typically ranging from $2,500 to $25,000 to USA nonprofit organizations for programs that benefit the communities and the economy of the cities where the Funding Source is located. Funding is intended for organizations in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
The Foundation specifically prioritizes funding for direct services and efforts that build the capacity of organizations focused on the following causes within the local operating communities: Safety, Workforce Development, Community Spaces, and Local Needs.
Successful grant applications will meet the following criteria:
- Clear alignment with a cause area and its related objective(s) as described in Funding Priorities and Objectives.
- Demonstrated need for the program or project;
- Demonstrated capacity of the organization to deliver quality programming and meet established goals;
- Potential for positive social benefit across broad and diverse populations;
- Financial support from an array of sources; and
- Evidence that the program or project can be sustained beyond the duration of a UPF Local Grant.
GrantWatch ID#: 169781
Typical grant awards will range from $2,500 to $25,000. Based on the past several years, the average grant was less than $10,000.
The grant term is one year. Programs/Projects are administered October 2019 - September 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply Online for Community Spaces:
Apply Online for Safety:
Apply Online for Workforce Development:
Apply Online for Local Needs:
If you are experiencing technical difficulties, please send an email inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org. Foundation staff will make every effort to respond to your email within 48 hours. Please note that Foundation staff will not review or discuss proposed projects but will be happy to answer questions on how to navigate the application process and online system.
Union Pacific Railroad
1400 Douglas Street
Omaha, NE 68179
402-544-5000 or 888-870-8777
USA: Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Idaho; Illinois; Iowa; Kansas; Louisiana; Minnesota; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Mexico; Oklahoma; Oregon; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Washington; Wisconsin; Wyoming